Apple has recently announced two new members in its M-series SoCs (System-on-Chip) lineup, the M2 Pro and M2 Max. Both chips feature enhanced custom technologies, including a faster 16-core Neural Engine and Apple’s powerful Media Engine. With up to 12-core CPU, up to 38-core GPU, twice the unified memory bandwidth of other chips, and support for up to 96GB of fast unified memory, these are some of the most powerful professional laptop chips on the market today. In this blog post, we’ll explore these new processors in detail and discuss how they can help power your workflows. Here are the details…
Apple unveils M2 Pro and M2 Max: next-generation chips for next-level workflows
Apple today announced two next-generation SoCs (System-on-Chip) in the M2 Pro and M2 Max with breakthrough energy-saving performance New heights in Apple silicon. The M2 Pro extends the M2’s architecture, offering up to 12-core CPU and up to 19-core GPU with up to 32GB of fast unified memory. The M2 Max builds on the capabilities of the M2 Pro, including up to a 38-core GPU, twice the unified memory bandwidth and up to 96GB unified memory.
Its industry-leading performance-per-watt makes it the most powerful and energy-efficient professional laptop chip in the world. Both chips also feature enhanced custom technologies, including a faster 16-core Neural Engine and Apple’s powerful Media Engine. M2 Pro brings Pro performance was brought to the Mac mini for the first time, while the M2 Pro and M2 Max further enhance the game-changing performance and features of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro.
“Only Apple is building SoCs like the M2 Pro and M2 Max. They deliver incredible professional performance and Industry-leading power efficiency,” said Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware technologies. “With more powerful CPUs and GPUs supporting a larger unified memory system and an advanced media engine, the M2 Pro and M2 Max represent incredible advancements Apple silicon.
“M2 Pro: Next-Gen Performance for Pro Workflows The M2 Pro is built on second-generation 5nm process technology and is made up of 40 billion transistors—nearly 20 percent more than the M1 Pro and twice that of the M2. It features 200GB/ The unified memory bandwidth of s — twice the size of the M2 — and up to 32GB of low-latency unified memory. Next-generation 10-core or 12-core CPU consisting of up to 8 high-performance cores and 4 high-efficiency cores enables multi-threaded CPU performance up to 20% faster than the 10-core CPU in the M1 Pro.
Applications like Adobe Photoshop run heavy workloads faster than ever before, compiling in Xcode up to 2.5 times faster than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro. 1 The GPU in the M2 Pro can be configured with up to 19 cores — three more than the GPU in the M1 Pro — and includes a larger L2 cache. Graphics speeds are 30% faster than M1 Pro, resulting in significantly improved image processing performance and console-quality gaming.
Graph demonstrating M2 Pro and M2 Max image processing performance in Adobe Photoshop. Graph showing the performance of the M2 Pro and M2 Max to compile the code in Xcode. M2 Max: The World’s Most Powerful, Most Efficient Pro Laptop Chip With 67 billion transistors — 10 billion more than the M1 Max and more than 3 times the M2 — the M2 Max pushes the performance and capabilities of Apple silicon even further. its The unified memory bandwidth of 400GB/s is 2 times that of M2 Pro and 4 times that of M2, and supports up to 96GB of fast unified memory. Such a large number of files can be opened in an instant, and working across multiple professional applications is very fast and smooth.
The M2 Max uses the same next-generation 12-core CPU as the M2 Pro. The GPU With up to 38 cores, it’s more powerful, paired with a larger L2 cache. 30% faster graphics than M1 Max. The new MacBook Pro with 96GB of RAM and M2 Max can handle graphics-intensive projects that competing systems can’t even run. 2 from the power supply From visual effects to training machine learning models to stitching gigapixel images, MacBook Pro with M2 Max delivers incredible performance whether plugged in or running on battery power.
M2 Max is the world’s most powerful and efficient chip for professional laptops. extensions Custom technology The M2 Pro and M2 Max feature newer custom technology: Both the M2 Pro and M2 Max include Apple’s next-generation 16-core Neural Engine, capable of 15.8 trillion operations per second, 40 percent faster than the previous generation. The M2 Pro is very powerful and An efficient media engine, including hardware-accelerated H.264 HEVC and ProRes video encoding and decoding, allows playback of multiple 4K and 8K ProRes video streams while using very little power.
M2 Max features two video encoding engines and two ProRes engines for up to 2x faster video encoding than M2 Pro. Apple’s latest image signal processor provides better noise reduction and uses computational video with the Neural Engine to improve camera image quality.
The next-generation Secure Enclave is an important part of Apple’s best-in-class security. macOS Ventura with M2 Pro M2 Max macOS is designed exclusively for Apple silicon, and macOS Ventura combines with the industry-leading new chip to provide users with unmatched performance and productivity.
Mac computers with Apple Silicon can access more than 15,000 native applications and plug-ins, unlocking full functionality The power of the M-series chips. macOS Ventura brings new features, including Stage Manager and new features for the Continuity Camera and Handoff in FaceTime. macOS Ventura also includes major updates to Safari Mail Messages Spotlight and more, all of which are more responsive and run more efficiently on the M2 Pro and M2 max.
Apple Silicon and Ambient M2 Pro and M2 Max help the new MacBook Pro and Mac mini meet Apple’s energy-efficient standards. The energy-saving performance of Apple chips helps the new MacBook Pro deliver the longest battery life ever in a Mac—up to 22 hours.3 This results in less time to be plugged in and consumes less energy over its lifetime. Today, Apple is carbon-neutral in its global business operations and plans to achieve net-zero climate impact across its entire business, including its manufacturing supply chain and all industries, by 2030 Product Lifecycle. This means that every chip Apple designs and manufactures will be 100% carbon neutral.